Facebook under fire as political ads vanish from archive: FT

(Reuters) - Thousands of political ads have gone missing from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Inc's public archive less than 48 hours before the British general election, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

The report added that on Dec. 5, the social media's ad library showed a total of just under 180,000 classified as political in Britain since October 2018. But on Tuesday, that number had suddenly dropped by a third, to fewer than 120,000 ads.

"We're aware that people are having trouble accessing the ads in the ads library, and we're working to fix the issue as soon as possible," a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying by FT.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.